Gautam Goel is an expert computational biologist and a seasoned biotech professional with an impactful 15-year track record enabling clinical development of precision medicines. Gautam advises biotech and pharmaceutical companies on challenges in early-stage target discovery, lead candidate drug identification, and biomarker analysis for clinical development. Gautam has enabled his clients to raise tens of millions of dollars in collaborations with strategic pharmaceutical companies on the basis of machine-learning based target and drug discovery pipelines that he has helped design and build. Previously, he spearheaded cross-functional R&D operations as Director of Precision Medicine at a biotech startup to accelerate path to clinical development for an Antigen-specific Immunotherapy for Type 1 Diabetes (Discovery to FIH studies in 3 years). Simultaneously, he led the biomarker discovery program in Celiac Disease which resulted in the 1st blood-based diagnostic for patients on gluten-free diet. Additionally, he developed an immune response monitoring toolkit to support Phase 2 clinical trials for an antigen-specific peptide vaccine to treat Celiac disease. Prior to that, Gautam was a Research Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston where he investigated mechanisms of IBD pathogenesis and discovered druggable targets and drug candidates. Gautam’s work has led to over 40 publications in disease areas including Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac Disease, Chronic Inflammation and Infectious diseases. His technical expertise includes Antigen-specific Immunotherapy, Systems Immunology, Dynamical Systems Theory, Time-Series Data Analysis, Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Big Data Analytics & Systems Biology (Single cell analysis, RNA-seq, CyTOF, Nanostring, Proteogenomics, Metabolomics, Immunophenotyping).